Produced in the 1950s, "Stop Fires Save Jobs" was produced by American insurance companies as part of an educational program in co-ordination with National Fire Prevention Week. The film was widely screened at corporations and civic clubs across the country in the 1950s and shown as part of Civil Defense preparedness training. The film introduces the common causes of industrial fires and how to prevent them, the concept of flashpoint, classes of fires, and fire extinguishers,... Topics: Fire Safety, Fire Protection Engineering, Fire, Fire alarm, Fire Extinguisher, Industrial Fire,...
byFederal Works Agency. Work Projects Administration
On the town of Matanuska. Reel 1, a train arrives and passengers detrain. Reel 2 shows a house under construction, a farmer plowing, and views of cafes, a store, and the post office. Reel 3 shows views of the post office and a grocery store. Reel 4 shows the Matanuska Valley Pioneer office. Twin babies are weighed and measured in a hospital. Reel 5, people dance at a community hall. The volunteer fire department fights a fire. Reel 6, horses and mules are unloaded from box cars and auctioned.... Topics: Fire stations, Horses, Hospitals, Matanuska (Alaska), Motion pictures, Living New Deal
Created by Britain's Ministry of Information in 1942, this film describes the "new" incendiary bombs being used by the Luftwaffe -- one that contains an explosive device that will go off a few minutes after the bomb has landed. (Presumably, this innovation was intended to kill civilian firefighters responding to the bombing.)The film also provides information about methods of defense regarding these bombs and how to put out the fires while protecting oneself against the possible... Topics: Fire Bomb, WWII, Incendiary Bomb Battle of Britain, Air Raid Warden
byDepartment of the Interior. Division of Motion Pictures
Reel 1, scenes of palm trees, surf on a beach at St. Augustine, an old schoolhouse, old homes in St. Augustine, and old men playing checkers depict Florida's history, social atmosphere, and climate. Shows the Royal Palms State Park, Florida Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Highlands Hammock, Rex Beach Forest, and bridges and streams. CCC men work in a park. Reel 2 shows CCC men turning out for a day's work, playing volley ball and tennis, swimming, and fighting brush and forest fires, Includes... Topics: Civilians, Fire extinction, Florida, Motion pictures, Saint Augustine (Fla.), Sports, Living New...
Made by Britain's Ministry of Information, "London Fire Raids" details the civil defense activities carried out during the "Blitz" and the command and control systems that helped save London from annihilation. The film was shown in the United States as part of Civil Defense efforts both during and after WWII, in an attempt to demonstrate how effective fire fighting efforts can be when well coordinated. On Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 1940, the Germans struck the City of London in... Topics: London Fire Brigade, United Kingdom, London, Film, The Blitz, Luftwaffe, Civil Defense, Ministry Of...
This historic U.S. Navy film was made in the wake of the disastrous kamikaze attack and fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS Franklin in 1945, specifically to provide naval ship architects insight into the structural damage endured by the ship during the incident. According to a truncated card at the head of the film, this forensic examination of the damage was made in hopes that future carriers might be made more resistant to damage. USS Franklin (CV/CVA/CVS-13, AVT-8), nicknamed "Big... Topics: USS Franklin, Aircraft Carrier, Kamikaze, U.S. Navy, Honshu, Essex Class Aircraft Carrier, World...
byDepartment of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service
Shows how forest fires can be prevented by carefully extinguishing camp fires, exercising care in smoking habits while in the woods, and maintaining strict watch over fires built in brush and wooded areas. Includes shots of Civilian Conservation Corps members fighting a forest fire.Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Federal Extension Service. (01/02/1954 - 04/13/1970) (Most Recent)From: Series : Motion Picture Films, compiled ca. 1915 - ca. 1959* Record Group 33: Records of the Extension... Topics: Civilians, Fire prevention, Forest fires, Motion pictures, Living New Deal
This film documents Civilian Conservation Corps activities as the Berryman camp in Missouri. It shows camp personnel; the arrival of new enrollees; building the camp, fire towers and roads; walnut planting; and recreation activities.National Archives Identifier: 6124463Local Identifier: 95.442Creator(s): Department of Agriculture. Forest Service. (07/01/1905 - ) (Most Recent)From: Series : Forest Service Public Information Films and Public Service Announcements, compiled 1945 - 1995* Record... Topics: Fire lookout stations, Mark Twain National Forest (Mo.), Living New Deal